Personnel - Departments:


The Engineering Department directs the planning, scheduling, surveying, designing and construction of improvements on 1,552 miles of county roads in 225 county bridges.

This department works closely with township boards for the improvement of local county roads with personnel from the Michigan Department of Transportation for the use of federal and state funds on eligible roads and bridges.  The department maintains plan and project files, right-of-way records, mileage and condition reports, bridge inventories and traffic counts.   Together with the Office of Special Services (Permits), the department oversees the development of new subdivisions.  Engineering Department personnel include the Director of Engineering, County Highway Engineer, Design Engineer, Surveyor and Survey crew, Project Inspectors and Steno Technician.

Internal Services

Our Internal Services department maintains all personnel records, including medical and commercial drivers license records, and administers all employee benefit programs for the St. Clair County Road Commission.  Benefit programs include health and life insurance and worker's compensation.  This office also conducts new employee orientation, administers all property and casualty insurance programs and provides overall office management including coordination of clerical staff and duties and purchasing of office supplies and equipment. 

Information Systems

Information Systems is responsible for the performance of the Road Commission's in-house computer systems.

This department acts as a liaison between road commission computer users and staff at Precision Computer Solutions, Inc. (PCSI) regarding the use of the PCSI software such as service requests, permits, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, personnel information, materials inventory, budget reporting & control and numerous management control reports.

This department directly maintains software for road, bridge, sign inventories and a maintenance performance system.  Information Systems also provides instruction to department personnel in the use of the computer system and software, as well as installation and maintenance of computer hardware.


Maintenance of the county road system is the primary concern of the Operations Department. The county road system totals 1,552 miles with 225 bridges.  This includes 495 miles on the primary road system and 1,057 miles on the local road system. In addition, the Michigan Department of Transportation has a contract with the Road Commission for the maintenance of 273 miles of state highways and freeways throughout the County.

The Operations Department includes four warehouses.  Location are Capac, Avoca, Marine City, and the Central service Center near Marysville.  This department is responsible for building and grounds maintenance at all road commission facilities, as well as, maintaining over 750 pieces of maintenance, construction and radio equipment, and over 285 pieces of plant and stationary equipment.


The Accounting Department is responsible for the accounting and financial management of the Road Commission and the Department of Public Works following procedures and regulations established by the State of Michigan.

The department generates a bi-weekly payroll, processes account payable and account receivables through use of computers and printers.  All general ledgers and various subsidiary ledgers are maintained in addition to a variety of other tasks.

Office of Special Services (Permits)

The function of the Office of Special Services, also known as the Permits Department, is to collect fees, regulate and control all activity within the right-of-ways of the St. Clair County Road Commission.  This ranges from the installation of a residential driveway to construction of a major sanitary sewer or water distribution system.  Our function is to maintain a safe work zone for the motoring public and to ensure that the work complies with good construction practices.  Further, we inspect to confirm that the work performed by permit is installed at the permitted location to Road Commission specifications.

Department personnel also inspect and recommend approval of road construction projects in new subdivision and condominium developments when the roads within these development are to be accepted into the county road system.

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